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Lead Toxicologist

Environmental Protection Agency, Denver, CO, United States
Employer Description
Earth Day is every day at EPA! At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work! We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. Find yourself at EPA. Learn more about EPA at
Job Description
This position is in Region 8, Laboratory Services and Applied Science Division, Technical Assistance Branch, in Denver, Colorado. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. About Region 8: Region 8 Webpage
Job Requirements
You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.

In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:To qualify for the GS-14 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-13 level defined asassessing risks to human health effects and/or the environment from chemicals; developing health effects assessments or risk assessments by reviewing, analyzing and interpreting polices and procedures of scientific data; and reviewing toxicity studies of environmental contaminants.

Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: Knowledge of chemical exposure pathways and impacts of toxic chemicals on human health and/or organisms in the environment

Skill in written communication

Knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements as they relate to toxicology and risk assessment issues

Ability to lead others

Ability to work as a scientific specialist with teams involved in solving complex environmental problems

Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team

Ability to translate highly technical scientific principles and theories into administratively workable solutions

Skill in oral communication Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

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10 February 2020
25 February 2020
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